Twin life, Food insecurity, Colorectal cancer trends

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Fatimah Abdullah, 29, sits next to her 4-day-old twins
In this Sept. 2012 file photo, Fatimah Abdullah, 29, sits next to her 4-day-old twins Ahmad and Bayan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo

We learn about the cultural history and significance of twins. Plus, we look at potential solutions for reducing food insecurity. And a doctor shares what we know about a rise of colorectal cancer in younger people.

Featured in this Episode

  • The cultural history of twins

    We talk to the author of a book about the history of twins in art, myths and legends, as a source of scientific interest, and more.

  • How can we reduce food insecurity?

    We look at the current state of people in need of food assistance in Wisconsin and potential solutions for helping people experiencing food insecurity.

  • Colorectal cancer in young people

    Regular screening for colorectal cancer begins at age 45, but that might not be early enough. Colorectal cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death in men under 50 and the second leading cause of cancer death in women under 50. We talk to a colorectal cancer specialist about why doctors have been seeing colorectal cancer in younger patients and how to know if you might be at risk.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • William Viney Guest
  • Aki Ito Guest
  • Dr. Noelle Loconte Guest

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